CAPTAINS & CREW

CHRISTIAN ATAL

Christian was born and raised in Santiago de Chile. At a young age he moved away from the city and discovered his passion for the sea. He became a dive instructor and captain. With his first sail boat, he started leading diving expeditions when he decided to pursue a life that would allow him to live full-time on sea.

 

He sailed through Chile's southern shores, all the way up north to Mexico and the Caribbean where he has spend the last fifteen years. In 2013 Christian has found his new paradise and home - the islands of the Bahamas.

 

Other than sailing and traveling, Christian is passionate about fitness, yoga and healthy food. As the skipper of yacht ALMA, with around 45.000 sea miles, Christian is a well-experienced sailor who would love to take you to the most beautiful islands of the Bahamas.

KEVIN & VALERIE TEAR

Val and Kev met in the Caribbean and embarked on a career journey around the globe managing 5-star dive resorts, restaurants and liveaboards in the Caribbean, South Pacific and Indonesia. 

 

Kev is originally from the UK and has been in, on or around the water for much of his life. Corporate life and a successful career in the client experience realm interrupted the globetrotting for a time, but this cemented a passion for customer excellence.He has a love for teaching and sharing knowledge, and not only holds an RYA offshore 200 tonne qualification but is also an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor. His in-depth knowledge on many different types of sail and power vessels is an open invitation for anyone wishing to hone their sailing skills while onboard. Under the sea he is also a PADI dive instructor and passionate underwater photographer.

Originally hailing from Montana, Val left the states at a young age in search of the ocean. She is a cordon bleu trained chef with a proven track record in hotel, yacht and restaurant management. She excels in cuisine creation, menu development and food hygiene and allergen training & management.

She is also an RYA Yachtmaster and PADI dive instructor with a true passion for the sea, both above and below the waves. 

 

This combined experience of Kev and Val, coupled with hospitality and guest satisfaction being a core attribute; will ensure you have a fun, relaxing and memorable charter in the Caribbean sunshine. 

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